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|League:|| American Hockey League|
Southern Hockey League
|Operated:||1962 to 1977|
|Home Arena:||Baltimore Civic Center|
|Colors:||Black, orange and white|
|Affiliates:||New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins|
|Regular Season Titles:|| one|
|Division Championships:|| three|
The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. They were the first of three Charm City entries into the American Hockey League, who played from 1962–76. The Clippers won their division three times: 1970–71, 1971–72, and 1973–74.
They were set up in 1962 when the Baltimore Civic Center was opened. They became the primary farm team of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League replacing the Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League.
The Clippers withdrew from the AHL mid-season during 1974–75 when the World Hockey Association's Michigan Stags relocated to Baltimore as the "Baltimore Blades." The team regrouped for one more season, then transferred to the Southern Hockey League, playing one more season. The team was revived in 1979, playing two seasons in the Eastern Hockey League before that league disbanded.
The Blades team used the same set of jerseys as the Clippers. The home white jerseys had circular Blades logo sewn over the Clippers logo.
An earlier Baltimore Clippers minor league ice hockey team, in the old Eastern Hockey League, existed prior to moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1956, and becoming the first Charlotte Checkers. This move was caused by a fire at their arena late in the 1955-56 season.
This franchise was replaced in this market by:
- Baltimore Blades (1975)
- Baltimore Skipjacks (1981–1982) ACHL, (1982–1993) AHL
- Baltimore Bandits (1995–1997) AHL
- Baltimore Clippers 1962–1976 (American Hockey League)
- Baltimore Clippers 1976–1977 (Southern Hockey League)
|1962–63||72||35||30||7||77||226||244||3rd, East||Red Sullivan/Aldo Guidolin|
|1963–64||72||32||37||3||67||200||220||4th, East||Aldo Guidolin|
|1964–65||72||35||32||5||75||275||249||3rd, East||John Crawford|
|1965–66||72||27||43||2||56||212||254||4th, East||John Crawford, Terry Reardon|
|1966–67||72||35||27||10||80||252||247||2nd, East||Terry Reardon|
|1967–68||72||28||34||10||66||236||255||4th, East||Terry Reardon|
|1968–69||74||33||34||7||73||266||257||2nd, East||Aldo Guidolin|
|1969–70||72||25||30||17||67||230||252||3rd, West||Rudy Migay|
|1970–71||72||40||23||9||89||263||224||1st, West||Terry Reardon|
|1971–72||76||34||31||11||79||240||249||1st, West||Terry Reardon/Jim Morrison|
|1972–73||76||17||48||11||45||210||315||6th, West||Terry Reardon/Jim Morrison|
|1973–74||76||42||24||10||94||310||232||1st, South||Terry Reardon/Jim Morrison|
|1974–75||46||14||22||10||38||136||180||5th, South||Terry Reardon/Kent Douglas|
|1975–76||76||21||48||7||49||238||316||4th, South||Terry Reardon/Kent Douglas|
|1976–77||47||21||24||2||44||182||169||Southern Hockey League folded|
|Season||1st round||2nd round||Finals|
|1962–63||L, 1-2, Hershey||—||—|
|1963–64||Out of playoffs|
|1964–65||L, 2-3, Hershey||—||—|
|1965–66||Out of playoffs|
|1966–67||W, 3-2, Quebec||L, 1-3, Rochester||—|
|1967–68||Out of playoffs|
|1968–69||L, 1-3, Providence||—||—|
|1969–70||L, 1-4, Montreal||—||—|
|1970–71||L, 2-4, Providence||—||—|
|1971–72||W, 4-2, Cleveland||W, 4-2, Cincinnati||L, 2-4, Nova Scotia|
|1972–73||Out of playoffs|
|1973–74||W, 4-1, Richmond||L, 0-4, Hershey||—|
|1974–75||Did not complete season.|
|1975–76||Out of playoffs|
|1976–77||Southern Hockey League folded mid-seaason.|
- The Official 1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks Game Program.
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